Ferrari 312 S - 1958


312 S

The only 312 S ever built was chassis no. 0744 (chassis design type 524) and was powered by a Tipo 142 engine with twin overhead camshafts. Its only race was the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix on May 18th 1958 from which Olivier Gendebien was forced to retire with gearbox woes on the fourth lap. After that the car was modified and renamed the 412 S.


V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 73 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 246.10 cc
Total displacement 2953.21 cc
Compression ratio 9.4 : 1
Maximum power 235 kW (320 hp) at 8400 rpm
Power per litre 108 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed six Weber 42 DCN carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 196 litres
Front tyres 6.00 x 16
Rear tyres 7.00 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2350 mm
Front track 1328 mm
Rear track 1310 mm
Weight 750 kg (kerb)
Top speed 280 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -